"When approaching litigation, a proactive rather than a reactive strategy is the path to success. If you take the time to formulate a detailed strategy to accomplish your goals, you can avoid the pitfalls and distractions litigation inevitably brings. Knowing whether an issue is essential to your goals or merely a distraction allows you to devote your time (your litigation budget) on what needs to be done to win."
Joseph F. Colvin, Jr. was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2011 and joined Hughes Watters Askanase LLP in 2017. He previously worked for a boutique business litigation firm. He has been involved in litigation and trials since finishing law school, trying his first civil trial less than a year after being licensed. Joseph has now tried eleven cases in courts throughout Texas. Joseph has focused his practice on fiduciary duty matters regarding trustees, directors, officers, employees, partners, members, employees, brokers, shareholders, and agents. Additionally, Joseph works regularly on litigation matters involving non-competition agreements, fraud, trade secrets, contract disputes, bankruptcy, and legal ethics. While Joseph is a primarily a business litigation attorney, he also has a transactional skill set. In his transactional practice, Joseph assists clients with drafting purchase and sale agreements, company agreements, non-disclosure agreements, non-competition agreements, indemnification agreements, and other corporate governance and business operations documents.
South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, J.D. 2011, cum laude
University of St. Thomas Houston, Texas, B.A. Philosophy 2008, summa cum laude
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyer Association
A fiduciary duty case against the owner of a trucking company. As second chair, Joseph successfully argued a Motion for Directed Verdict wiping out nine of the twelve causes of action against the Defendant.
A fiduciary duty and fraud case on behalf of a minority shareholder against the majority shareholder and director. As first chair, Joseph successfully obtained a judgment for fraud and an exception to the bad actor’s discharge in their personal bankruptcy preserving the fraud judgment from discharge.
HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTERESTS
In his spare time Joseph enjoys chasing his children, listening to audiobooks, and building custom computers.